What exactly is personal injury law?
Before signing on with any Chattanooga personal injury lawyer, you should understand what personal injury law is and what it entails. Defined broadly, personal injury law is an area of civil law where the victim of an injury caused by another person’s misconduct or negligence can seek justice and compensation.
There are a wide variety of specific case types within the category of personal injury law, including:
What do I need to prove for a successful personal injury claim?
There are a few factors that come into play when discussing the elements of a sound personal injury claim. As a general rule you have to prove three things:
- Damages: You must be able to demonstrate that you’ve suffered an injury that has caused real, demonstrable harm to yourself or your loved ones (in the case of a wrongful death suit)
- Negligence: You must be able to show that the person who caused your injury acted with negligence or misconduct
- Monetary consequences: You must be able to show that the injury you suffered has caused monetary damages.
What benefits can I pursue as a victim of personal injury?
The damages you are entitled to recover will vary based on the unique circumstances of your case. However, our personal injury lawyer will generally be able to file a claim to pursue:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Compensation for pain and suffering
Other benefits might be available to you depending on the nature of your case. Our personal injury lawyer will discuss this and other matters with you at your free initial consultation.
How much experience does Herbert Thornbury have?
When choosing a personal injury lawyer, experience is crucial. You don’t want someone fresh out of law school who hasn’t yet mastered the subtleties of of this complex area of law.
Fortunately, you can rest assured that Herbert Thornbury is well-prepared for your case. He has over 30 years of experience practicing personal injury law in Chattanooga, which gives him unique and valuable insight into the court system.
Mr. Thornbury has handled cases in all categories of personal injury law and can explain the process to you at your free, initial consultation.
If you’re a Chattanooga, Tennessee resident in need of an experienced personal injury lawyer, please contact Herbert Thornbury, Attorney at Law today for a free consultation.